We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Vivek Sharad Kavadi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kavadi is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include breast cancer and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kavadi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Isidora Arzu, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arzu studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Arzu has received professional recognition including the following: Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Iota Sigma Pi (Chemistry Honor Society), Rice University; and Sigma Xi (Research Society). She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Shadle is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shadle is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bin Sing Teh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Teh specializes in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Teh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Queensland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Teh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Clive Ilan Shkedy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a radiation oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shkedy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shkedy is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15500 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karl King is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Cypress, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. King is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. King is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu practices radiation oncology. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.